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  Founder: Len Mullenger

b Haslingden, Lancashire, 2 May 1905
d Cambridge, 24 July 1971, aged sixty-six

Though trained as a dentist, he entered the Royal Manchester College of Music in his early twenties, studying piano, cello and composition. In 1930 he went abroad to continue his studies, and from 1932 to 1934 he taught at Dartington Hall, composing there for the School of Dance-Mime. He settled in London in 1935, and served in the Army during World War II. He was awarded the CBE in 1961, and was made honorary doctor of music of Liverpool, Essex and Belfast universities.

1935 (30)

Viola Sonata (revised 1954)

1936 (31)

Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra

1937 (32)

Theme and variations for two violins

1938 (33)

Symphonic Studies for orchestra

1939 (34)

String Quartet No 1, Theme and Variations

1941 (36)

The Creel, suite for piano duet

1942 (37)

Piano Concerto No 1

1944 (39)

Street Corner Overture

1945 (40)

Corteges, fantasy overture

1946 (41)

Prisoner's March, for orchestra

1947 (42)

Concerto for oboe and string orchestra

1948 (43)

Violin Concerto No 1

Clarinet Quartet

1949 (44)

Concerto for string orchestra

Cello Sonata

1950 (45)

Symphony No 1

1951 (46)

Piano Concerto No 2

Concertante Pastorale, for flute, horn and strings

1952 (47)

Canticle of Man, chamber cantata for baritone, mixed chorus, flute and strings

1954 (49)

Practical Cats, for speaker and orchestra

String Quartet No 2

1955 (50)

Madame Chrysantheme, ballet

1956 (51)

Violin Concerto No 2

1957 (52)

Violin Sonata

1958 (53)

Halle Overture

1959 (54)

Symphony No 2, A Pastoral Symphony

1961 (56)

Improvisations on a Theme by Constant Lambert, for orchestra

Concerto for ten instruments

1962 (57)

Medieval Diptych, for baritone and orchestra

Divertimento for chamber orchestra

Quintet for piano and wind

Piano Trio

1963 (58)

Carmen Vitale, for soprano solo, mixed chorus and orchestra

1964 (59)

Symphony No 3

Elegiac Rhapsody, for strings

1965 (60)

Tankas of the Four Seasons, for tenor and chamber ensemble

Concertante for violin and piano

1966 (61)

Cello Concerto

Sonatine, for flute, oboe and piano

String Quartet No 3

1967 (62)

Overture for Farnham

Theme, Variations and Finale for orchestra

The God in the Cave, cantata for mixed chorus and orchestra

Scena rustica, for soprano and harp

1968 (63)

Concerto for two pianos and orchestra

Trio for flute, viola and harp

1969 (64)

Triptych, for orchestra

1970 (65)

Oboe Quartet

1971 (66)

Quintet for piano, clarinet, horn, violin and cello

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